Newfoundlandia: What Made the Great Auk so Great?


There are written reports describing how incredibly delicious the birds were, that they were the most exquisite food on Earth, or the best meat in this world or any other. So ravenously were they consumed that one ornithologist described the Funk Islands as North America’s first fast food restaurant.

This Dam is Your Dam, This Dam is My Dam, Part 1: Unpacking Muskrat Falls


Writing about Muskrat Falls comes from the urge to keep track, bear witness, and to help amplify the voices of those who have been doing so, and pushing back, since its inception. As it happens, the wisdom and warnings of several scholars, consultants, land protectors, and activists recently gathered to discuss the matter have not been well-enough heard, much less heeded.